Álvaro Siza on Drawing

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 1. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 1. 2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 2016. -, 2560 × 3585 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 2. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 2. 2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3499 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 3. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3499 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 4. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3499 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977,5. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3568 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 6. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3556 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977,7. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3539 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 8. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3539 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977, 9. – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Sketches of the Malagueira site from March 1977.2 min 21 sec. Listen here:, 1977. -, 2560 × 3556 mm.

If there is not conflict, there is not participation.

– Alvaro Siza

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 1 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 2 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 3 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 4 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 1994 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 5 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 1991 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 6 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 1996 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 7 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 2018 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 8 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 3455 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 9 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 3607 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 10 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 1384 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 11 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 3433 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 12 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 3523 mm.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978, 13 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum. Personal photographs and sketches, 1977 and 1978. 2 min 34 sec. Listen here:, 1977 – 1978. -, 2560 × 3499 mm.

As part of the workshop at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, Siza viewed drawings from its collection, particularly those by Soane himself and the classical architect Robert Adam. Rather than seeing these drawings as a mediation on history or an opportunity for such, Siza said that he saw within the work a desire for technological change. He ruminated on why architectural drawings from the pre-industrial period have such different qualities to those of the modern era.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 1 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 2 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 3 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 4 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 5 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 6 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 7 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 8 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 9 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 10 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 11 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 12 – Drawing Matter

Álvaro Siza (*1933), Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira. 2 min 28 sec. Listen here:, 1. -.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 13 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 13, 2016. ?.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 14 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 14, 2016. ?.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 15 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 15, 2016. ?.

Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 16 – Drawing Matter

, Interview with Alvaro Siza at Sir John Soane's Museum, on the drawings of Robert Adam in relation to his own drawings and models for Malagueira, 16, 2016. ?.

What I can see in their drawings is the wish for innovation.

– Alvaro Siza

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 1 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 1, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 2 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 2, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 3 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 3, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 4 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 4, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 5 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 5, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 6 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 6, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 7 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 7, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 8 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 8, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 9 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 9, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 10 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 10, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 11 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza, giving an analysis of the drawings of Sir John Soane including his Bank of England project. 11, 2016. ?.

Poundbury is an urban extension to Dorchester, built according to the architectural principles of The Prince of Wales. It was masterplanned by Leon Krier. Today it is home to around 2,000 people but has a strict system of management to ensure that the original vision of the town is adhered to. As part of the workshop in 2014, Siza visited Poundbury and in contrast explained how Malagueira has evolved since its inception in 1977.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 1 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 1, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 2 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 2, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 3 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 3, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 4 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 4, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 5 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 5, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 6 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 6, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 7 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 7, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 8 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 8, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 9 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 9, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 10 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 10, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 11 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 11, 2016. ?.

An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 12 – Drawing Matter

, An interview with Alvaro Siza recorded in Poundbury, and with photographs of Malagueira from Siza’s own archive. 12, 2016. ?.